Big Lebowski Spinoff Reportedly Being Made by John Turturro
According to Birth.Movies.Death, the purple clad, bowling, sex criminal Jesus Quintana of Big Lebowski fame is set for a return to the big screen. The actor behind the character, John Turturro, is reportedly playing the Jesus character in the now-filming Going Places. Based on the original French comedy Les Valseuses of 1974, Turturro’s new movie centers on two petty thieves (one of whom is the Jesus himself) who engage in an encounter and attempted coupling with a woman seeking to experience her first orgasm.
Joined by A-list co-stars Bobby Cannavale (Vinyl), Audrey Tautou (The Da Vinci Code), and Susan Sarandon (About Ray), Turturro’s Going Places will likely serve as a followup to The Big Lebowski in spirit only, though just how much material it will cover from the original film is largely unknown. That being said, it will be exciting to see Jesus Quintana again, and perhaps the Coen Brothers themselves might even lend a hand (in some shape or form) to the production as it continues to get underway in New York.